Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Wednesday 3/22/17
With another eight-game NBA DFS slate on tap for Wednesday, it's important to be up-to-date with all the biggest injuries and how they'll impact games before tip-off. Here is a list of the most notable situations to follow, as of this afternoon.
The Denver Nuggets will likely get Wilson Chandler back tonight, who made it through morning shootaround. That's going to likely push Juan Hernangomez out of consideration and it could also take some shots away from Will Barton.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have a trio of role players that are currently day-to-day. Kyle Korver seems like he might be out again as head coach Tyronn Lue said he wasn't sure if he would play. Tristan Thompson caught an elbow and had to have some dental work done on Tuesday, but is not expected to miss tonight at the moment. There is also Deron Williams, who had to briefly leave Sunday's game, but later returned. Keep an eye on these three for official rulings later tonight.
It looks like Ben McLemore will be back and Malachi Richardson has a chance to play tonight, which throws the Sacramento Kings' backcourt into some disarray. McLemore could cut into Garrett Temple's playing time, but our models project McLemore for just 17.4 minutes, so the fantasy impact is minimal.
Just a reminder that Paul Millsap is out again Wednesday, as is Kent Bazemore. Ersan Ilyasova, Dennis Schroder and Dwight Howard all gain some value without Millsap, while Tim Hardaway Jr. and Taurean Prince will soak up the extra minutes without Bazemore in the lineup.
Jahlil Okafor is officially questionable after missing Monday night with continued knee issues. Richaun Holmes is coming off the game of his life without Okafor, and if he is out again, expect Holmes to be a popular play. Also, Gerald Henderson missed Monday and there is still no word on his status for Wednesday.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Hornets
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist underwent an MRI on his ankle, but he has been given the all clear and is probable to play. Feel free to deploy him in what could be a nice matchup against the Orlando Magic. Johnny O'Bryant III's status hasn't changed and he's still out.
Jeff Green, Orlando Magic
Christiano Felicio, Chicago Bulls
Cristiano Felicio took a hard fall on Tuesday night and never returned to the game. He later returned to the bench, but double-check his status before roster lock because he could be in play if he is active and the league potentially hands down punishment to Robin Lopez before tonight's game.